A quick list of frequently asked questions about BMSB.

Myrtle Rust Information

Information and resources surrounding myrtle rust.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Identification Sheet

The Ministry for Primary Industries have released a Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Identification Sheet.

Proactive Biocontrol: A presentation by Mark S. Hoddle

Mark S. Hoddle, from the Department of Enthomology at the University of California, discusses the perennial threat posed by invasive pests, and what to do when incursions are detected.

Biosecurity 2025 Submission

Submission on Biosecurity 2025 protecting to grow New Nealand, the strategic refresh of New Zealand’s biosecurity system

Rosa Nursery Stock Submission

A submission made by Horticulture New Zealand to the Ministry for Primary Industried on the proposed Risk Management Proposal for Rosa nursery stock.

Seed Industry Guidelines for the Detection of Pea Weevil in Storage

A Pea Weevil outbreak has been recently identified the Wairarapa region, and the seed industry is of the view that it the outbreak is confined to this region it may be possible to eradicate it. It is of critical importance to know how wide spread the pea weevil is located. 

This document contains steps to be taken to facilitate the detection and eradication of pea weevil in New Zealand.

Pea Weevil Information Sheet

Pea weevil has recently been detected in the Wairarapa area, and MPI wants to see if it has made it to other parts of the country. If not eradicated this pest could cause significant damage to New Zealand’s export pea seed market and the processed green pea industry.

If you have saved pea seed for sowing in the future MPI has developed guidelines for testing and they are available here. If your test confirms the presence of pea weevil, please call MPI’s Pest and Diseases hotline 0800 80 99 66.  If you have tested your pea seed and did not find a result, please email with your contact details, as well as what line and variety of pea seed you sampled.